Info.Info.The lion is one of the four Big Cats in the genusPanthera and a member of the family Felida.With some males exceeding 250 kg. in weight, itis the second-largest living cat after the tiger.
Lions are the only cats that live ingroups, which are called prides. Pridesare family units that may include up tothree males, a dozen or so females,and their young.
these are three types of lions. the first oneafrican ,second one is a western snow lion ingreenland ,and the third one is an eastern snowlion
infoinfoUntil the late, about 10,000 years ago, the lion wasthe most widespread large land mammal afterhumans. They were found in most of Africa, acrossEurasia from western Europe to India, and in theAmericas from the to The lion is a , having seen amajor population decline of 30–50% over the pasttwo decades[in its African range. Lion populationsare untenable outside designated reserves andnational parks.
more infomore infoLions from western and central Africa are believedto be smaller than lions from southern Africa. It isalso suggested, that they have smaller manes, livein smaller groups, and they may also differ in theshape of their skull.
INFOINFOOnly male lions boast manes, the impressive fringeof long hair that encircles their heads. Males defendthe prides territory, which may include some 100square miles (259 square kilometers) ofgrasslands, scrub, or open woodlands.
Female lionsFemale lionsFemale lions are called lioness. In the pride thefemales do all the hunting.
Lion homesLion homesThe lions home in Africa is on the plainssometimes under trees so they stay cool andhave protection from charging rhinos
InfoInfoThese kings of the jungle can weigh between 250and 550 pounds, depending on sex and age andcan grow up to be 14 years old in the wild and overthe age of 20 years old in captivity. They becomecapable at hunting at the age of two and are fullygrown after 5 or 6 years.